Buckle up, everyone, because this 200th issue of DevRel Weekly is a good one. 🤩 I mentioned last week that y'all have been delivering amazing resources lately, and this week is no different! It feels good to spread the word about such high-quality content right before I head out on vacation.
I'm off for a much-needed break over the next few weeks but I'll be back on Sept 19 with all sorts of goodness for you, including a few plans in the works for October/November, so stay tuned.
Looking forward to coming back rested and raring to go. I hope you have the opportunity to do the same for yourself sometime soon!
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Segment and Build Journeys
Being able to segment and build unique journeys for community members is a pretty important skill.
Richard Millington breaks down one example of how to do this via images on Twitter.
Nurture Your Audience
Many communities make a key mistake.
You run an awesome online event or meetup, where hopefully you get a good attendance rate (target: 40%+.)
People are excited, but you don't follow up..
Send emails with more practical tips, tricks, and value. It nurtures your audience.
You don’t grow a thriving community overnight. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
Turn 1 piece of dev content into 10+ — use the buffalo stick
Y'all know I love a good analogy, so when this blogpost came across my desk this week, I, of course, had to click through. After all, what is a buffalo stick and how is it related to content?
This post immediately scratched another itch of mine (you'll get the pun once you read it 😅 ) since Jason Lengstorf encourages us (via Sarah Drasner's mentorship) to create multiple pieces of content with every project we take on. Check out the full article - you won't regret it!
Online Communities Drive Business Outcomes
If you ever needed tangible proof that the work we've been doing over the last few years to build up the business value of Developer Relations has been worthwhile, look no further than this article from Shannon Abram. The percentage of community programs reporting that thier able to tie their community participation to tangible business outcomes has grown from 42% to 65% over the last year, which is enough to make me swoon. 🤩 Interested in more data? You can find it here.
Replayable - Desktop Instant Replay
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DevRel Podcasts and Videos
- Rediscovering In-Person Conferences with Jeff Blankenburg and Kerri Miller - Community Pulse (video)
- How to grab developers' attention with the aid of DevRel with Ivan Burazin - WeAreDevelopers TechRecruiting Podcast
- Scaling Developer Success with Caroline Lewko
- DevRel Real Talk (Twitter Space)
- Measuring Impact & Where Your Devs Should Be with Rizel Scarlett - DevRel Deep Dive (video)
- Struggles of a Developer Advocate with Rizel Scarlett, James Quick, Brian Clark and Jay Miller - StripeDev Live (video)
- DevRel + Open Source (Twitter Space)
- Community Leadership with Chris Catania - Community Conversations
- What is a Developer Advocate / Dev Rel ? + The best doing it (video)
- Demystifying the Community Manager Role (Twitter Space)
Although most of the big industry events won't be here for at least a few more weeks, don't forget that there are always smaller gatherings happening weekly. Come check out our Event Collection to see if anything piques your interest.
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Head of Developer Relations – Paladin Cloud
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